Australia may be one of the most internet-connected countries on earth, with a super-fast broadband network on the way. But now the experts are warning there's danger with cyber crooks roaming the super highway.moreless
Australia, along with the rest of the world, is at risk of a virulent economic virus thanks to financial globalisation where everything is interconnected through a sophisticated form of pass the parcel.
An angry child, struggling at school, labelled a problem. The desperate parents, looking for help, hoping that one day their child will have a normal life. This is the traumatic world of families living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.moreless
They're devoted to families and grandchildren. They read and engage with the world. Lorna, Richard and Muriel lead lives that are rich and full but they intend to deliberately end their lives when they think the time is right.moreless
Billions of dollars are fed each year into a nationwide prison boom that's seen the captive population nearly double in a decade. But could there be a relatively cheap and cost-effective way to stop prisoners reoffending?moreless
Each week more than a thousand Australians are delivered the cruel diagnosis: they have dementia - incurable, untreatable, terminal. This episode of Four Corners chronicles the undeniable sadness of the descent into dementia.moreless
They've launched controversial forays into election campaigns in Australia, New Zealand the US. Now the Exclusive Brethren are drawing more unwanted headlines, this time accused of trawling for dirt on the sex life of the NZ Prime Minister's husband.moreless
A 'hostess supervisor' at a Port Moresby brothel may tell clients to use a condom with his girls but sometimes he is too tired to bother. This is one of the stories of how Papua New Guinea became a hot spot for the AIDS virus.moreless
If your late model car goes missing, don't expect to see it again soon. Chances are it's being rapidly dissected by swarming thieves, the parts packed into containers destined for ports in the Middle East.moreless
Twins Anne and Helen were 20 years old when they learned they had been conceived from an anonymous man's sperm. They spent the next 20 trying to crack the mystery of his identity. Can a balance be struck between the rights of children and donor fathers?moreless
Almost daily, the supporters of nuclear power notch up a small new victory. With each gloomy media mention about global warming or fossil fuels, the nuclear industry can boast - we've got the clean answer.moreless
While the 2005 International Whaling Commission meeting fended off Japan's push for a return to commercial whaling, Japan threatened to press ahead with plans to dramatically increase the number and species of whales it kills for 'scientific research'.moreless
Outer space is open for business. It's a booming $50 billion a year industry and growing so fast that not even the sky is the limit. Few of us give a thought to the myriad satellites bobbing around thousands of kilometres above our heads.moreless
A whole generation of Australians has grown up believing that smoking pot is a harmless pastime. They need to think again. The view of cannabis as a benign drug is under challenge from the science and medical community.moreless
Fuelled by a cocktail of drugs, armed robberies are growing more violent and unpredictable. Wired on drugs and adrenaline, robbers storm into the bank, screaming and swearing at terrified staff and customers.
Every day, laboratories routinely analyze human genes to pinpoint a whole range of suspected diseases. Life saving treatment can depend on fast, accurate diagnoses. Tests like these cost a lot of money. And new corporations are moving to cash in.moreless
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